Product Type: Hewlett-Packard All in one Printer
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HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One
Member Name: Ash2508
HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One
Date: 05/11/12, updated on 26/11/12 (7 review reads)
Advantages: Good quality printing, scanning, and copying. Reliable and quite fast. Also fairly compact.
Disadvantages: The ink cartridges are a bit expensive. No fax.
Now, after a bit more experience in reviewing products, I re-read this review and could see where it was lacking. So I have now improved on the information in it.
Please re-read and perhaps re-rate, thanks.
We haven't had any problems with this All-in-One Deskjet printer, copier, and scanner, which is compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems.
Since buying it we have seen quite a number of negative reviews, saying it jams and is unreliable, yet we haven't had any of these problems.
We also saw warnings about using generic ink cartridges in it (apparently there were some which exploded inside the machine which sounded like a nice mess) so we stuck to the HP cartridges. This of course has been a bit expensive and is one of the only negative thing in our opinion about the product, the other one being that it doesn't have a fax. I
The print, scan, and copy quality is really good, and it is reasonably quick (26 prints per minute apparently). With color print resolution of up to 4800 x 1200 dpi when it is printing on HP photo papers, it does great colour printing. It also does excellent black and white prints, and it prints photos really well too.
It also has a scan resolution of up to 1200 x 2400 dpi, and its copy function is able to reduce/enlarge in the range of from 25 to 200 percent.
It has an adjustable and versatile paper tray which is able to handle a wide range of paper and other material to print on. This includes plain, inkjet, and photo paper, as well as envelopes and labels in various sizes. It can also take transparencies, cards, and even iron-on transfers.
There is also the HP Photosmart software facility for editing and playing around with images on computer.
It is pretty stylish looking and, considering it is an all singing all dancing model, also quite compact. Although, what with the lack of a fax it isn't really all singing all dancing.
I think it copes well with the casual use we give it and I think it would be a rather expensive printer for heavier use, considering the cartridges are replacement inkjet tanks and rather expensive.
Otherwise it is a good quality reliable product.
Summary: A good reliable All-in-One unit which prints, scans, and copies.